Big Bud Strain — Sleep Like a Big Baby

Need some nighttime herb that’ll lift your mood, soothe pain, and help you get an excellent night’s sleep? The famous Big Bud strain might be exactly what you’re looking for. This heavily indica-dominant cross of the Afghan, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights strains won first prize at the second-ever High Times Cannabis Cup and is, unsurprisingly, best known for its colossal, chunky buds. But while those hefty nugs might be beautiful, their remarkably relaxing, pain-alleviating effects are even more appealing.

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Big Bud Strain
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The Big Bud strain’s nugs are just as big on flavor as they are on size. With each toke, you’ll taste:

Spicy herbal notes
Earthy wood and skunk
Sweet floral notes

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      Big Bud Strain Information

      Big Bud is an 85/15 indica-sativa hybrid with an average THC content of 23% to 26% and practically no CBD. This strain is a bit of a creeper, but once its effects set in, you’ll feel a heavy, couchlock-inducing body stone and a rather foggy, largely incapacitating head high. If you enjoy a large dose, you may even experience some time dilation or visual distortion, too. Chances are you’ll feel the urge to raid your pantry as your high wears on, and eventually, you’ll drift to dreamland.

      Big Bud Strain Effects

      Happy 83%
      Hungry 75%
      Sleepy 85%
      Helps With
      Stress 85%
      Pain 83%
      Depression 80%
      Insomnia 77%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 43%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 45%
      Dizziness 41%
      Headache 40%

      Big Bud Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Glass Animals — “Gooey”
      Glass Animals — “Gooey” 85%
      Philanthrope — “Space Cadet”
      Philanthrope — “Space Cadet” 79%
      Medasin — “Daydream”
      Medasin — “Daydream” 87%

      Glass Animals — “Gooey”: Let your mind get lost in this trippy tune while your gooey tush is locked to your couch.

      Philanthrope — “Space Cadet”: If you need a slow, soothing tune that’ll help lull you to sleep, this one should fit your spaced-out state quite nicely.

      Medasin — “Daydream”: Play this track when Big Bud’s mind-melding effects set in and let your mind run free.

      Pairs With Food
      Indian takeout
      Indian takeout 83%
      Cheese board
      Cheese board 81%
      Pot roast and veggies
      Pot roast and veggies 84%

      Indian takeout: It’s ultra-satisfying when the munchies hit, and even better, it’s just about as comforting as Big Bud’s soothing effects.

      Cheese board: A spread of crunchy crackers and tasty imported cheeses is oh-so-satisfying when the munchies hit. Add some cured meats and pickled veggies for a little extra zing.

      Pot roast and veggies: Red wine-braised beef and herbaceous, garlicky root veggies make for an ultra-comforting dish that, alongside Big Bud, will soothe you straight to sleep.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Hard seltzer
      Hard seltzer 77%
      Scotch and soda
      Scotch and soda 84%
      Lavender honey cream
      Lavender honey cream 83%

      Hard seltzer: Big Bud can be pretty incapacitating on its own, so if you’re new to the nug and wanna enjoy a drink alongside your doobie, stick with something light.

      Scotch and soda: It’s a classic, relaxing, pre-bed cocktail and its sharp flavors offer a nice contrast to Big Bud’s earthy, skunky notes and sweet undertones.

      Lavender honey cream: This calming, rich, herbaceous sipper is perfect for winding down your night, quite the Big Bud strain. Plus, it’ll help bring out your smoke’s floral undertones.

      Where The Big Bud Strain Is Grown

      Big Bud has been around since the 1980s and was originally bred in the United States. No one really knows who the strain’s original breeder was, but the version from Sensi Seeds has been super popular for some time.

      Big Bud Strain Summary

      If you’re looking for a before-bed strain that’ll lift you up before it puts you down, Big Bud might just blow you away. You might also want to check out these strains with similar effects: LA Confidential, Yummy, and Death Star.

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      JJ Smoak

      Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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